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Animation / 3D animation research & notes
« Last post by trodwe02 on April 18, 2015, 11:51:09 AM »
Hey guys,

I made this thread to share any information, research, tips and tricks I find on 3D animation, as I am very interested in getting better and practicing my skills.

I am currently watching this tutorial on digitaltutors.com

http://www.digitaltutors.com/tutorial/1682-Animating-a-Cartoon-Burglar-Scene-in-Maya#play-42628

Here's some notes/info i made from the tutorial:

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Cartoony Animation

-Carcicatured style of design and movement
-Even more exaggeration than typical animation in posing
-Even more exaggeration than typical animation in timing
-Ending actions in 'overshoots' as opposed to 'slowing in'
-Extreme 'slow-ins' and 'slow-outs' between poses

eg.

-warner bros' looney tunes
-broad humor - slapstick
-Tex avery
-MGM

Key elements

-Exaggeration in poses
-Exaggeration in timing
-Occasional distoration in features or body (when necessary)

Planning and Reference

-Always use refeence to get timing ad movement on point
-Helps to create nature motions
-Can act out reference, knowing where to the huge exaggerations will occur later (as your body sometimes does not push to the extremes of your character)
-Reference from other sources of actions
-Reference from other examples of style and genre

Ask yourself: what will our scene be?


Creating Reference

-record video reference from 2 or more angles if possible
-Create thumbnail drawings of where pose exaggerations will occur

Undo-ing camera moves
- square brackets ([) key to go back a move
- alt+Z to go back a camera move
- camera attributes -> movement options -> tick 'undoable actions', this adds the cameras movement to history

Feel free to add anything you find useful to this thread :)

Thanks.
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For Sale / Re: Books for Sale
« Last post by Max on March 07, 2015, 01:18:18 AM »

Pen me down for these bad boys, I might enquire about getting some of the pricey-er ones I'm interested in next payday if they haven't been snatched up by that stage. 

•   Draw Manga – Six books in One ($5)
•   Sketch, Draw & Paint Portraits. Jean-Pierre Lamerand, 2007 ($5)
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For Sale / Re: Books for Sale
« Last post by AliceP on March 06, 2015, 07:18:12 PM »
They sure are! Ill bring them in for you next week   ;D
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For Sale / Re: Books for Sale
« Last post by Pamz0r on March 06, 2015, 06:13:11 PM »
Hey Alice!
don't suppose these ones are still up for grabs?

  • Jim Henson: The Works - The Art, the Magic, the Imagination. Christopher Finch, 1993 ($20) yet?
  • The Pixar Treasures. Tim Hauser, 2010($25)

Thankss!!!  :)
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For Sale / Books for Sale
« Last post by AliceP on March 04, 2015, 04:03:17 PM »
I'm selling some books on behalf of a friend. Some are textbooks, others are animation related books. Comment if interested and we can arrange payment and pick up.  :D

•   The Animator's Survival Kit. Richard Williams, 2002 ($35)
•   Stop Staring: Facial Modeling and Animation Done Right. Jason Osipa, 2010 ($25)
•   The Artist's Complete Guide to Facial Expression. Gary Faigin, 2008 ($15) 
•   The Art of Howl's Moving Castle. Hayao Miyazaki, 2005 ($20)
•   Body Language: Advanced 3D Character Rigging. Eric Allen, Kelly L. Murdock, 2008 ($20)
•   The Art and Science of Digital Compositing, Second Edition. Ron Brinkmann, 2008 ($40)
•   Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture. Marita Sturken, 2009 ($40)
•   The DV Rebel's Guide: An All-Digital Approach to Making Killer Action Movies on the Cheap. Stu Maschwitz, 2007 ($20)
•   New Media in Art. Michael Rush, 2005 ($15)
•   Jim Henson: The Works - The Art, the Magic, the Imagination. Christopher Finch, 1993 ($20)
•   How to Cheat in After Effects. Chad Perkins, 2013 ($25)
•   Maya Studio Projects: Dynamics. Todd Palamar, 2009 ($20)
•   Pro Tools 101 Official Courseware, Version 7.4. Digidesign 2007 ($10)
•   The Art of Pixar: 25th Anniv.: The Complete Color Scripts and Select Art from 25 Years of Animation. Amid Amidi 2011 ($35)
•   The Pixar Treasures. Tim Hauser, 2010 ($25)
•   Draw Manga – Six books in One ($5)
•   Sketch, Draw & Paint Portraits. Jean-Pierre Lamerand, 2007 ($5)

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CSU General / Re: Drawing Club!
« Last post by Pamz0r on August 07, 2014, 03:24:01 PM »
Drawing Club is back on again this week!
Same time, same place! Hope to see you then!!
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CSU General / Drawing Club!
« Last post by Pamz0r on July 23, 2014, 01:42:05 PM »
Good news :)
Starting from this week, Tony Curran and I will be holding a free* drawing club for students and/or anyone who would like to be involved.
It's going to be a low key event, where CSU students are invited to bring along their drawing supplies and participate.
All disciplines, schools and skill levels welcome!

*We will be asking for a gold coin donation for those who would like to use the art supplies that Tony and myself will be providing.(to go towards buying more supplies in the following weeks)

When: Every Thursday at 6pm
This week we will be based in Room 217 (the corner "drawing" room, next to the courtyard).
We may be moving to another room, but I'll let everyone know prior to moving...
There is also a facebook event; if you're interested could you please RSVP so that we know how many people to expect.
https://www.facebook.com/events/699105400136500/
Hope to see you there!
 :) ;D :D :)
All the best,

PAM!
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For Sale / Re: AVFX Textbook Sale 2014
« Last post by Shandelle on June 05, 2014, 11:04:30 PM »
Apologies for missing you on Wednesday Hages, I've given Max Schneider the $20 for "Adobe After Effect CS6 Classroom in a book" to give to you tomorrow (Friday 6th), in case I can't make it before/after screenings.
Thank you for reserving it for me. Much appreciated. Very happy camper  ;D
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For Sale / Re: AVFX Textbook Sale 2014
« Last post by Hages on June 04, 2014, 02:02:24 PM »
All SOLD OUT with the exception of “Adobe After Effects CS6 Classroom in a Book” which Shandelle has reserved for pick-up (presumably Wednesday consultation time in the AVFX Studio). Congratulations on the lucky blighters who snapped up these brilliant books. May your brains thank you with many wonderful “A-ha!” revelations of empowering knowledge! ;D
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For Sale / Re: AVFX Textbook Sale 2014
« Last post by Riana on June 03, 2014, 06:30:43 PM »
I'll have the money in consult for the Flash book :)
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